JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SOMETIMES YOU SIDE WITH THE DEVIL – THE CASE OF TURKEY’S ELECTION AND ERDOGAN – PICKING YOUR BATTLES AND ALLIES STRATEGICALLY IN THE MURKINESS OF WORLD AFFAIRS   1 comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY HARUN YAHYA IN PRAVDA

 

“’Turkey’s choice’ is not only Turkey’s

“Turkey is gearing up for an important election that is going to take place on June 24th. Turks will choose their new President who will be in office for the next five years”

 

The situation in Turkey is one of those where one has to make a choice based not on any ideals or hopes but on certain nightmarish realities.

Erdogan is a very strange man. Sometimes he says things one can praise for their insight and suitability. Other times, he sounds like a genuine madman. His lunatic pleas and lawsuits in Europe against cartoons or other journalism he finds offensive. His various threats against this, that, and the other.

And his acts follow the same pattern, perhaps tending more on the side of madness. His brutal non-stop campaign against the Kurds. His years-long covert participation in the horrors of Syria, he was an early major partner in trying to destroy a peaceful country. Turkish border guards even discovered containers of poison gas being smuggled into Syria in a Turkish security services vehicle. The journalists who reported the facts remain in prison. His literally insane attack on a Russian bomber when he became frustrated at Putin’s success in breaking up what Turkey was doing in Syria.

But in the end, his position vis-a-vis Russia is important in Putin’s tremendous efforts to oppose American exceptionalism and hyper-aggression. And there can be little doubt the United States would be pleased to see Erdogan go. I have no doubt the big attempted coup against Erdogan was at least in part CIA work, and I am sure that today the CIA is pumping money and resources into the political opposition.

Also, after Erdogan’s past lunacy in attacking Russia, he appears to have settled into a mutually beneficial relationship, a very good thing for all those who do not want to see the now-crazed United States dominating the planet, as it is very much trying to do. By the way, Putin’s handling of that entire business with Turkey showed him at his very best and most effective.

So, in the end, I do think it best that Erdogan be re-elected. You do have to pick your battles carefully in this world. And also have to embrace some allies you otherwise would rather not, a philosophy to which the very pragmatic and effective Putin holds.

This election is certainly one of those times. Hold your nose and vote Erdogan. And the truth is, in the end, there is no one in Turkey with the power to just suddenly make everything better anyway, and the CIA beckons just around the corner in the darkness.

Posted June 22, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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